Harmful algal blooms discovered during the Mote Monthly transect cruises, 1998 and 1999 (NODC Accession 0000532)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Harmful algal blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, have caused massive fish kills in the Gulf of Mexico since the 1500's, with most occurrences on the west coast of Florida. In 1996, the list of states that have experiences natural resource, public health and economic impacts related to this organism expanded, with the addition of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, to include all the Gulf-coast states and North Carolina. Estimates of economic impacts to Florida and North Carolina from two moderate intensity blooms ranged from 15 to 25 million dollars respectively. The harmful impacts caused by K. brevis occur only when cell concentrations increase significantly above low background concentrations that are present year-round in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Once a bloom has developed offshore in typically oligotrophic waters, cell concentrations at the 105 level can be maintained for months. During 21 of the past 22 years, red tide blooms have been observed within the region between Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor. The key to understanding any HAB lies in knowing how one algal species has adapted and come to dominate in its particular realm of physical, biological and chemical conditions. Our ability to predict initiation, maintenance, and dispersal of blooms on the Florida shelf has been severely limited by the lack of a quantitative description, or model, of their population dynamics and the physical, biological and chemical regime in which they are embedded. The modeling components of this project will incorporate the quantitative description of blooms and their surrounding environment provided by the field and laboratory portions of this project. The field component will employ a set of monthly hydrographic transects.

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Metadata Date November 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Steely, Teresa; Mote Marine Laboratory (2010). Harmful algal blooms discovered during the Mote Monthly transect cruises, 1998 and 1999 (NODC Accession 0000532). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -82.62
Bbox North Lat 27.3
Bbox South Lat 27.1
Bbox West Long -83.05
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0000532
Harvest Object Id 1ee7206c-ac07-4fe5-a97a-7ddec87d028e
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1998-03-30
Temporal Extent End 1999-12-20

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